Managing the risks of working in heat
Working in heat can be hazardous and is a common cause of harm among Australian workers. Some common risks of working in heat include heat-related illness, dehydration, burns and reduced concentration.
Safe Work Australia has recently updated guidance material on managing the risks of working in heat. Businesses that have employees working in hot areas (both indoors and outdoors) should download this new updated resource as it provides practical guidance for businesses on how to manage the risks associated with working in heat. This also includes information on first aid for heat-related illnesses, such as heat stroke, which reflects updated medical advice.
If your business requires assistance in identifying the risks to working in heat, feel free to reach out to the team at Better Safe Solutions www.bettersafesolutions.com.au
More information on working in heat can be found here -https://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/topic/working-heat